August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Local visitor center now certified by Visit Florida

Punta Gorda’s Visitor and Newcomer Center, operated by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, is now a Florida Certified Tourism Information Center. More...

Special Sections

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

29020 Tortoise Trail, Punta Gorda

Here is a five-bedroom, three-bath pool home on a lot bigger than an acre in the private Peace River Club. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Cover bands

IT’S DARK, IT’S SMOKY, AND IT’S LAST CALL IN ANY GIVEN SOUTHWEST Florida rock and roll club where a sea of bodies moves to the music on the dance floor. In a corner, a couple is arguing. More...

Sea Grape features Bonnie Benande’s stoneware creations

The stoneware art of potter Bonnie Benande will be exhibited through Sept. 3 at the Sea Grape Gallery in Punta Gorda. Ms. Benande began working to create pottery when she lived in North Carolina in a region known for its production of pottery. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Artist’s name: Dedo. (My given name is John Cristina, but please refer to me as Dedo.) What is your medium of choice? My favorite mediums are homemade wood pulp for sculpting and for painting I am addicted to acrylics and epoxies on board. More...

FWC challenges public to bag Burmese pythons

After a three-year hiatus, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has reprised its Python Challenge for 2016, encouraging hunters to capture as many invasive Burmese pythons as possible between Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 14. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 9 P.M. Doc Martin, Season 6 The Tameness of a Wolf Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. Louisa is Bert’s least favorite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine. More...

Business News

Electronic shout-outs

More and more, good reviews on websites bring big business

Reuben’s Smokehouse, 11: Eleven Café, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary and other local businesses are benefiting from the power of the online customer review and the celebrity shout-out. When customers and celebrities rate, others read. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Counselor James Fry to host new radio program on WVIJ

James Fry has noticed that sometimes religious folks are hesitant to see a mental health counselor. So he’s bringing the counseling to them, via radio. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Oil, oil everywhere and what it means for fuel prices

When I was in elementary school, I went through a very extreme pro-environment phase. More...